Rue des Fontenelles is based in the pretty Dartmoor town of Chagford, Devon and specialises in French antiques, interiors and oil paintings. The business was founded in South West France by Caroline Mason over eleven years ago in a stunning 18th century Maison Borgeoise at 1 Rue des Fontenelles.
Having lived in France for some time and undertaking two major house restorations whilst there, Caroline developed a passion for French antiques, interior design and art. Its amazing what you learn working on old buildings and it is those finishing touches - furniture, art and small details that create the atmosphere in each room and bring a house to life. Since returning Devon Caroline has finished two more projects, including a 16th century Devon Longhouse and a 17th century cottage.
Rue des Fontenelles always stocks a selection of quality traditional French antiques from the 18th and 19th Century - including antique furniture, commodes, buffets and tables - as well as a great range of decorative objects, lighting, French and European antique art and French and European gifts. There is always a large selection of French and European antique oil paintings and decorative art in stock - mainly from the 19th and early 20th Century. All of our art and antiques are displayed on our website and on Selling Antiques. We also stock a range of quality French ceramics, glassware, original lighting and decorative objects.
Rue des Fontenelles are also suppliers of Kate Forman fabrics and accessories, with the full range of fabric and trimming books in the shop. Kate Forman's range is one of our favourite collections, not only are they inspired by 19th century French designs but offer a classic but relaxed feel to a home. The range includes a collection of timeless floral, plain and striped linens and cotton, subtle trimmings, classic velvets, lampshades and accessories. We are also agents for Charlotte Gaisford and have her books in the shop. Her fabrics are bright and fresh in a wonderful range of colours and designs.
Caroline is also happy to visit your home and offer practical interiors advice if you are unsure about what will work in your home. Having restored several houses over the years - carrying a lot of the work herself - she has a practical common sense approach to the finished product and an eye for detail.
All of the items on the website are available to purchase, but limited items are not always shown. Rue des Fontenelles offers a full delivery service for the antiques - using professional transporters. International delivery can also be arranged. Art and smaller items can be posted. You can pay for many smaller items online. Larger items can be paid for by bank transfer, cheque, card or we can issue a Pay Pal invoice. Please don't hesitate to call us 01647 432381, 07933 200912 or 07976 819191. Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm or send an e-mail.